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Xtravagant Booked For Hastings

Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Exciting Kiwi colt Xtravagant will return later this month to the scene of his impressive debut win last season, reports NZ Racing Desk. The son of Pentire scored a stunning 7-length victory on debut at Hastings in the autumn and connections are hoping he can develop into a Classic horse this time in. "He will head to Hastings on the 29th of August for the three-year-old 1200m on the first day of the carnival," co-trainer Jamie Richards said. "We know he likes the track and he has come through his Te Teko trial well." Xtravagant may also run in the Gr2 Hawke's Bay Guineas on his way towards the Gr1 NZ 2000 Guineas at Riccarton in November. From the unraced Zabeel mare Axiom, Xtravagant is a sibling to multiple Gr1 performer and NZ 2,000 Guineas runner-up He's Remarkable and was purchased by Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis for NZ$375,000 from the draft of Rich Hill Stud at last year's NZB Premier Yearling Sale.

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